Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
The Doo Wop Project features Charl Brown, a 2013 Tony Nominee for his performance as Smokey Robison in Motown; The Musical. Dominic Scaglione Jr. who played Frankie Valli on Broadway in Las Vegas and Chicago. Russell Fischer, who played the role of Joey Pesci in Jersey Boys on Broadway. Dominic Nolfi, who played the role of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys on Broadway. Dwayne Cooper “The Bass” has been seen in Motown; The Musical and in Hairspray on Broadway. Musical Direction by Sonny Paladino, who is currently the Musical Supervisor for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
The NF Hope Concert was founded in 2011 by Jeff and Melody Leibow, soon after their daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder, Neurofibromatosis (NF) at the age of nine months old. The purpose of the concert is to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the fight against the NF. 100% of the proceeds go to Neurofibromatosis Network, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting NF families across the country and fighting to fund the search for the cure.
Simply, NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grow on any nerve in the body at any time. There is no cure for NF, and there are currently no treatments. Symptoms range from benign (birthmark-like “cafe au last spots”, learning disorders, attention disorders) to more moderate (blindness, deafness, chronic pain) to severe (disfigurement, cancer and death). One in 2,500 people are born with NF. In 1 in 3,000 cases, it is the result of a random genetic mutation (this is how Emma was born with it). It is the most common genetic disorder affecting more than 128,000 in the US alone making it more prevalent than Hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined.
The NF Hope Concert is what we do for Emma and everyone living with NF, when in truth there is very little we can do.Become a Sponsor